SJC Brooklyn students played childhood street games and enjoyed the spring weather in the O’Connor Mall on Wednesday during a special common hour event.
Students participated in volleyball, jump rope, soccer and musical chairs. They also played relay games — one where participants had to walk holding a plastic spoon in their mouth with a marble balancing on top, and another where they had to get to the finish line with their feet tied together.
The winners won goody bags stuffed with candy, bubbles and other fun treats.
The Recreation Club, Psychology Club, Science Club, Go Green Gen Up Club and National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) teamed up to sponsor the event.
Karma Dolma, a junior therapeutic recreation major, and the president of the Recreation Club, said the clubs put on the Street Games event annually as a way to show students easy ways to get therapy in — and revel in some nostalgia.
“Playing games can improve the cardiovascular system and reduce stress and anxiety,” Dolma said. “It also improves social skills — people have to interact with each other to play.”
Volleyball and the relay races were some of the biggest hits of the day, Dolma noted.
“Some games — like the spoon race — people haven’t played in a long time,” she added. “We wanted to relive childhood memories.”